My Birthday Cake. L'il Miss Cakes

I never celebrate my birthday with cake. It’s always apple pie for me because I can’t think of a dessert I like better. And my grandson, who doesn’t like to eat much of anything loves my homemade apple pie, so of course I want to have one when he’s here. But this year I added cake too, for a couple of reasons. First, because it was one of those round numbered birthdays and it felt as if dessert should be more festive, even though the birthday has passed and we actually ate the cake on Father’s Day because that’s when we all got together at my house. Second, because a blogger colleague of mine, Melissa Kaye, bakes such gorgeous cakes that I wonder at the artwork every time I read one of her blog posts and see what she has created for some client. I had to have one of her cakes for my birthday. That’s it, in the photo. Isn’t is beautiful? Simple, elegant and tasteful. The kids shared the flower (Melissa had made another one first that she didn’t think was good enough and I took that one home too, which was good because little kids always like the flower best). The cake itself was white cake (at my request); in between were layers of chocolate. But she will bake any kind of cake you might want. Also cookies, snack cakes, bundt cakes and such. You can see some of her other creations here. If you are in the market for a delicious and gorgeous cake, here’s how to reach her: lilmisscakes.

I never celebrate my birthday with cake. It’s always apple pie for me because I can’t think of a dessert I like better. And my grandson, who doesn’t like to eat much of anything loves my homemade apple pie, so of course I want to have one when he’s here.

But this year I added cake too, for a couple of reasons. First, because it was one of those round numbered birthdays and it felt as if dessert should be more festive, even though the birthday has passed and we actually ate the cake on Father’s Day because that’s when we all got together at my house.

Second, because a blogger colleague of mine, Melissa Kaye, bakes such gorgeous cakes that I wonder at the artwork every time I read one of her blog posts and see what she has created for some client.

I had to have one of her cakes for my birthday.

That’s it, in the photo. Isn’t is beautiful? Simple, elegant and tasteful.

The kids shared the flower (Melissa had made another one first that she didn’t think was good enough and I took that one home too, which was good because little kids always like the flower best).

The cake itself was white cake (at my request); in between were layers of chocolate.

But she will bake any kind of cake you might want. Also cookies, snack cakes, bundt cakes and such. You can see some of her other creations here.

If you are in the market for a delicious and gorgeous cake, here’s how to reach her: lilmisscakes.